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Sun TV is an Indian Tamil language cable and satellite television channel launched on 14 April 1993. It is the flagship channel of the Chennai-based Sun TV Network. It was founded and is owned by Kalanithi Maran.[2] Sun TV launched its HD version on 11 December 2011.[3] Sun TV was the most viewed entertainment channel in India. BARC reports say Sun TV as No.1 Entertainment Channel[4] Sun TV on 14 April 2019 completes 26 years in TV industry with Silver Jubilee. Sun TV launched its second GEC, Sun Life Channel which telecasted retro songs and movies is repositioned as Sun TV second GEC channel by 7 October 2018, The channel will focus more on urban and youth related contents.

Sun TV
Sun TV logo.svg
Launched14 April 1993; 26 years ago (1993-04-14)[1]
11 December 2011 (2011-12-11) (HDTV)
NetworkSun TV Network
Picture format576i (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Broadcast areaIndia
Sri Lanka
South East Asia
Middle East
United States
South Africa
Sub Saharan Africa
HeadquartersChennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Sister channel(s)
WebsiteSun TV Sun NXT
Dialog TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 108 (SD)
Channel 1503 (HDTV)
Channel 1504 (SD)
Dish TV
Channel 1801(HDTV)
Channel 1802 (SD)
Videocon d2h
Channel 980 (HDTV)
Channel 542 (SD)
Airtel digital TV
Channel 755 (HDTV)
Channel 754 (SD)
Reliance Digital TV
Channel 802 (SD)
Sun Direct
Channel 800 (HDTV)
Channel 100 (SD)
Channel 211 (SD) Channel 234 (HDTV)
Dish Network
(United States)
Channel 753 (SD)
OSN (Middle East
& North Africa)
Channel 287 (SD)
(Mumbai, India)
Channel 51 (SD)
Asianet Digital TV
Channel 200 (SD)
StarHub TV
Channel 133 (SD)
Rogers Cable
Channel 865 (SD)
Channel 269 (SD)
Sreedevi Digital
(Andhra Pradesh, India)
Channel 503 (SD)
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 511 (SD)
(Tamilnadu, India)
Channel 901 (HDTV)
Channel 101 (SD)
Peo TV
(Sri Lanka)
Channel 102
Singtel TV
Channel 622



Sun TV is the first and flagship channel of Sun Group started on 14 April 1993.[5][6][7][8] Sun TV was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange on 24 April 2006 upon raising $133 million.[9] It is the most viewed Tamil television channel in the world with syndicated broadcasts in several countries such as the United Kingdom, United States and Canada.[10]


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Sun TV also hosts numerous film-industry–related events in Tamil Nadu and the Sun Kudumbam Awards ceremony biannually.[11]


  1. ^ "Sun TV Netgwork Ltd". The Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ Menon, Jaya (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi wife pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express.
  3. ^ "Sun TV HD launched". Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ "BARC week 41: Sun TV is No 1 channel on All India basis". 23 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Sun TV history". Economic Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  6. ^ Menon, Jaya (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi pulls out stake in Sun TV". The Indian Express.
  7. ^ Karmali, Naazneen (30 November 2009). "Strong Signal". Forbes. Retrieved 8 August 2010.
  8. ^ "Rediff India Abroad, April 28, 2006 – Kalanithi Maran: A 'Sunshine' story, by Sanjiv Shankaran and S. Bridget Leena in New Delhi". Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  9. ^ Bharatan, Shilpa (27 March 2006). ", Monday, April 24, 2006, 6:36pm PT – Sun TV shines on Exchange". Variety. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
  10. ^ Ram, Arun (7 November 2005). "Karunanidhis pull out of Sun TV". Daily News and Analysis.
  11. ^ Sharma, Kishore (8 November 2005). "Karunanidhi pull out of Sun TV".